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Wed. July 21, 2010 | Eduardo A. Encina

Spoto senior Nick Addison rarely comes off the field for the Spartans, so he’s hard to miss.

And several prominent Division I-A schools have taken notice. Addison already owns offers from Iowa State, Ole Miss, Washington State and I-AA Bethune-Cookman. Spoto coach Dale Caparaso thinks that’s only the beginning.

“The interest in him was instant, three days after the season ended,” Caparaso said. “He’s going to be offered a lot more. Florida State and some of the big boys are interested. Arkansas likes him a lot, too.”

The 6-foot-3 Addison, a Times all-Hillsborough County first-team selection last year at defensive back, is being recruited mainly as a cornerback. His seven interceptions last season were among the most in the bay area.

But this season he will also start at quarterback and is a special teams sensation. In the Spartans’ spring game against Lennard, he returned a kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown.

Addison also led the Spoto 7-on-7 team to the Big County Preps 7-on-7 tournament title this summer. The Spartans will play in this weekend’s USF Sling ‘n Shoot.

-- EDUARDO A. ENCINA (eencina@sptimes.com)

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